Stay weather aware for storms possible late Thursday & Thursday Night

Thursday and Thursday Night Severe Storm Risk

An approaching cold front could increase the chance for showers and possibly some strong thunderstorms late Thursday and Thursday Night. A few storms could be strong to severe. Then, drier and much cooler air settles in for the weekend

STAY WEATHER AWARE THURSDAY NIGHT

Most of the day Thursday looks cloudy and breezy as a strong southerly wind flow continues at 10-20mph and gusty. Temperatures should again be warm with afternoon highs from the upper 60s to lower 70s. An occasional shower at times, but not an all day rain event. Aside from an occasional shower, most of the day should be cloudy and breezy.

The local coverage of showers and some storms could increase late in the day and especially into the evening hours. A line of strong storms could approach our viewing area from the west late evening and just before midnight. This line of storms could push across our viewing area through midnight and afternoon. It is along this possible line that a few storms could be strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of our viewing area in the lowest severe category known as a Marginal Risk. But, our Plateau viewing area is in the Level 2 or Slight Risk Category. So, enough of a threat to stay weather aware.

The main threats appear to be another round of heavy downpours with the line of storms and the possibility of strong wind gusts. The threat of an isolated tornado is low, but not zero. As always, the StormTrack 9 Team will keep you updated on these threat levels through Thursday and Thursday Night.

SHOWERS END EARLY FRIDAY

The potential slow movement of the cold front means that some showers could linger Friday Morning, but then move on out to the east through midday. The rest of Friday Afternoon looks dry, breezy and cooler. High temperatures could reach the low 60s early afternoon, but then cool to the 50s late afternoon along with a brisk northwest wind. Some clearing and much cooler Friday Night with overnight lows in the 30s!

DRY AND MUCH COOLER ST PATRICK'S DAY WEEKEND

The St Patrick's Day weekend looks dry, which has been a rarity lately! Partly sunny both Saturday and Sunday, but with temperatures below average for this time of year. Mid/upper 30s are possible Saturday Morning, but by Sunday Morning temperatures could dip to near the freezing mark. So, a threat of a frost/freeze is possible.

Temperatures each afternoon should stay in the mid 50s which is below the average high in the low 60s for mid March.

It does appear that the dry and cool conditions could continue through the middle of next week,

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!

David Glenn

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